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State in Eastern India

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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is an Indian state located in the eastern region of the country along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is the fourteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). A part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta), the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. As for geography, West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.


Replace EVMs with ballot papers, demands Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has demanded return of ballot papers in place of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said electoral reforms are required in the country to save democracy..
IndiaTimes - Published

TMC to be swept away from West Bengal by 2021: Union minister Babul Supriyo

Union minister Babul Supriyo on Sunday hit out at chief minister Mamata Banerjee claiming that Trinamool Congress will be 'swept away' from the state by 2021.
IndiaTimes - Published

Senior SC lawyer named Bengal governor

The Centre on Saturday appointed new governors in four states. Former MP and noted Supreme Court lawyer Jagdeep Dhankhar has been named West Bengal govenor, replacing Keshari Nath Tripathi. Anandiben..
IndiaTimes - Published

Two guvs transferred, fresh appointment in some states

Former interlocutor on Naga talks R N Ravi has been appointed as Nagaland governor, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique. Noted lawyer and former Janata Dal MP Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Reclaiming Ram? TMC leader Madan Mitra plans 'Ram Katha' in Bhowanipore

Amid controversy over raising of Jai Shri Ram slogans in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra is planning to organise a 'Ram Katha' event on July 24 in his home turf Bhowanipore.
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Speaker to TMC MP: Don't do marketing of West Bengal

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday asked a leader of the Trinamool Congress not to do "marketing" of West Bengal after he spoke about a health scheme of the state government in the House
IndiaTimes - Published

Several Bengali film, TV actors join BJP

Several Bengali actors, including Parno Mittra, joined the BJP on Thursday in presence of the party's West Bengal unit head Dilip Ghosh. Welcoming the 12 actors into the party fold, Ghosh said the..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta resigns, continues to remain TMC MLA

Another TMC leader on the verge of leaving.
DNA - Published

No plan to restore special category status to states: Government

There is no plan to restore special category status -- which has been scrapped by think- tank Niti Aayog -- to any state in the country, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Many states..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Ishrat Jahan threatened, asked to vacate house for attending Hindu religious event wearing Hijab

BJP leader Ishrat Jahan was allegedly threatened by locals and asked to vacate her rented house allegedly for attending a Hindu religious event wearing hijab in Howrah, police said on Thursday. In her..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saradha scam: Ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar tells Calcutta HC that 'CBI indulging in pick and choose game'

Kumar's counsel Milan Mukherjee submitted that he looked after the day to day operations of an SIT formed by the West Bengal government to investigate ponzi scams, but the CBI did not consider calling..
DNA - Published

Tension prevails in Bengal town after clash between TMC, BJP

IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal government committed to ensure justice for all: CM Mamata Banerjee

IndiaTimes - Published

BJP's questions on Bengal irks TMC

Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay wants to know why the state government has been repeatedly targeted
DNA - Published

TMC objects to allowing of repeated queries in Parliament on WB political violence

In his letter to the Lok Sabha speaker, TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay claimed that Rule 41 (xiii) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha regarding conditions of admissibility of..
DNA - Published

Trinamool leader's house attacked after Cut money allegations

The incident took place in the Kankinara area of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
DNA - Published

West Bengal chief secretary asked to convene meeting of committee monitoring central schemes

Speaker Om Birla informed Lok Sabha on Monday that he has asked the chief secretary of West Bengal to convene a meeting of a committee which monitors implementation of central schemes in states.
IndiaTimes - Published

Incessant rainfall hits normal life in parts of West Bengal

According to the Irrigation and Waterways Department, Jalpaiguri has received 154.60 mm of rainfall, Coochbehar 197.40 mm and Siliguri 97 mm, so far
DNA - Published

107 TMC, Congress, CPM MLAs to join BJP in West Bengal: Mukul Roy

IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: TMC leader's husband shot dead in Murshidabad

The incident occurred while Hasan was on his way towards Hariharpara in a car.
DNA - Published

Tamil Nadu, West Bengal account for 29% of MFI loans

IndiaTimes - Published

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